HC Deb 02 August 1935 vol 304 c2987
13. Mr. TINKER

asked the Postmaster-General how many Jubilee postage stamps have been printed; how many have been sold; and will he consider withdrawing the unsold ones, as they are more bulky and cumbersome than the ordinary ones?


The total number of Jubilee stamps printed and issued was nearly 1,008 millions.

The last issues were sent out on 9th July, and most of the stamps have probably now been sold. I do not propose to withdraw any stocks which may still be on hand.


May we take it from the right hon. Gentleman's reply that he will not have any more printed? If he stood in a post office and heard the comments made about the Jubilee stamps, he would agree with me that they should be withdrawn?


We are not printing any more, and we stopped sending them out from our central stores a month ago. Some offices have some still in hand, and I propose to let those offices run out, and to print no more.